Toyota has begun exporting it’s export version of the Toyota Hiace 2.5 litre turbodiesel van to Thailand, targetting a total sales of 1,300 units (RM143 million) by the year end, with a production of 200 units a month. UMW Toyota currently produces 200 units a month for the local market, so this would be doubling the production output for the Hiace. The van has 40% ASEAN content.
There is a high demand for the Toyota Hiace in Thailand, with 1000 units sold a month. Toyota will be exporting the 2.5 litre turbodiesel model which makes 102hp @ 3600rpm and 260Nm of torque at 1,600-2,400rpm. The 2KD-FTV turbodiesel motor is also found in the Toyota Hilux. There is also a 160hp, 241Nm 2.7 litre VVT-i petrol version available for sale locally but only the turbodiesel models are going to be exported.
UMW Toyota has invested RM9 million in the form of additional facilities to cater for the production of the export model.
Toyota Hiace Panel Van (2.5 turbodiesel)
Company Commercial – RM77,200
Toyota Hiace Window Van (2.5 turbodiesel)
Company Commercial – RM101,591.93
Company Private – RM101,600.00
Individual Private – RM101,207.49
Toyota Hiace Panel Van (2.7 VVT-i petrol)
Company Commercial – RM94,199.15
Company Private – RM94,600.00
Individual Private – RM94,216.59
Prices are for Peninsular Malaysia. For more details and pricing, check UMW Toyota’s website.